PTE大作文开头段写作要遵循3要素：introduction, position, (transition).其中introduction就是引出话题，告知读者整篇文章讨论的话题；position即立场态度，自己对该话题所持有的观点；而transition是过渡，从开头向正文论述部分的过渡，通常会直接从内容和结构上给出全篇的分论点。
例1：Students in the future can have the choice to learn at home using high-tech innovations, like TV or internet. Do you think they will still attend traditional schools?
例2：TV advertising directed towards children (aged from 2 to 5) should not be allowed.
例题：Students in the future can have the choice to learn at home using high-tech innovations, like TV or internet. Do you think they will still attend traditional schools?
开头•We live in a technology world in which technology gives us many opportunities to improve every aspect of our lives.•One of the most obvious impacts which the technology has on education is that it has changed traditional studying-in-class learning pattern.（引入背景）•Now we get the chance to study at home by using technology such as computer or television.（过渡到话题）•This new learning pattern, which I strongly recommend to everyone（明确立场）, will save a lot of time spent on the traveling between schools and living spots; moreover, learners can arrange their time schedule flexibly.（transition，过渡）
例题：Some students like classes where teachers lecture (do all of the talking) in class. Other students prefer classes where the students do some of the talking. Which type of class do you prefer? Give specific reasons and details to support your choice.
开头•There are basically two types of classes in universities, classes where teachers lecture and that where the students do some of the talking. Some students prefer the class in which they can talk because they believe the exchange between teachers and students promotes learning; others will prefer lectures which will deliver far more information to students（改写题目）.•I prefer the former approach although both teaching and learning approaches are valuable and have relative merits.（明确立场）My reasons are listed below.（transition，过渡）
例题：Because the world is changing so quickly, people now are less happy or less satisfied with their lives than people were in the past.
开头段：As the society developing rapidly, we can hear such voices sometimes in our life that the modern society makes people morbid and people should retrieve their past life.（改写题目）However, as far as I am concerned, the overall modern life has virtually made people more delighted than before.（明确立场）